After a rather pitiful calendar year so far, Gareth Southgate’s side are under pressure, though the kind that could easily be lifted with a convincing early win in Qatar.
That, however, could prove difficult.
This Iran side have been talked up as perhaps their best ever at a major tournament and to call manager Carlos Queiroz experienced would perhaps be doing a CV spanning 33 years and four continents a disservice.
As one of the favourites for the tournament outright, all eyes will be on Southgate’s side.
England Training Session for FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar | 20th November 2022
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Where to watch England vs Iran
TV channel: The game will be broadcast free-to-air on BBC One, with coverage starting at 12pm before a 1pm GMT kick-off.
Live stream: The BBC iPlayer will provide a live stream.
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